Boot Camp and Disk Utility giving Error for my Hard Drive Volume

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  1. zack13532 macrumors newbie

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    When trying to partition my Hard Drive with Boot Camp, I get an error message after a while saying that it can't be partitioned because there is an error in the volume and that I should check it in Disk Utility. After running Verify Disk, it had told me that the file count was wrong and that I should repair my Disk. I have leopard installed, but only had access to a Tiger Install Disc, so after booting to that and apparently repairing successfully, I booted back onto my Hard Drive and ran Disk Utility's Verify Disk again. Now it said that my Volume Header needs minor repair. I still get the same message in Boot Camp. Running Verify and Repair Disk from the Tiger Install Disc tells me that everything is alright and the Hard Drive doesn' need repairing. I read on an Apple article that verifying a disk that's booted can produce inaccurate results, and that it shouldn't be worried about, but I can't install Windows because of this! What should I do?
     
  2. bori macrumors member

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    Sorry for bumping an old thread. But this is exactly the problem I'm having, and I have done the exact steps as the OP. Is there a solution out there that doesn't involve erasing everything?

    Thanks
     
  3. zack13532 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, I think my problem just went away after a while. You might want to boot into single user mode by holding cmd + 'S' while powering on your computer. Then type "fsck -yf" without the quotes after the text stops scrolling. Repeat until there are no more errors.
     
  4. bori macrumors member

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    I sorted this out by first using DiskWarrior to make the repair. Then I had to use iDefrag to defrag the disk because "some files could not be moved". And yay! Now I can use bootcamp!

    Thanks anyways!
     

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